Community Life

Adult Scripture Study

The Thursday Night Bible Study Group invites you to join us to discover what insights we can glean concerning our understanding of scripture. Larry Coe, the theology chairperson and a teacher at St. Joseph High School will facilitate our group.We typically meet from 7:00 to 8:30 every other Thursday from September through May in the Library of the Parish Center. You do not need to sign up before hand. If you are interested, simply join us.

 

Boy Scouts

Boys of all ages are invited to participate in Scouting through St. Mary’s. The various groups meet regularly in the Scout (St. Francis) Room at our parish school. Please contact the school office for specific contact information by grade level

Cub Scouts (1st-5th graders)

Boy Scouts (5th grade to age 18)

**Visit our website at: http://www.scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=5880

Venture Crew (boys and girls age 14-20)

 

Communion for the Homebound/Nursing Homes

Each week, lay ministers of the Eucharist from the parish take Eucharist to those who are homebound.  The Pastoral Minister also brings Eucharist weekly or biweekly to those who request it.  Please call if you or someone you know is homebound and would like a pastoral visit.  Contact Judy Francois 654-0937.

 

Divorced and Separated

This group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month in the Parish Center at 7:30 pm. The purpose of the group is to be able to share feelings and concerns and to discuss mutual problems. It seeks to maintain a group where people feel accepted, where they can have a sense of belonging, and where fellowship is cultivated in the spirit of Christian love. Membership is citywide. Contact Judy Francois 654-0937

 

Girl Scouts

Girls of all ages are invited to participate in Scouting at St. Mary’s. Each year, a new troop is formed for those students entering Kindergarten. Please contact the school 925-4000 to find your troop’s leaders.

 

Grief Support Group

This is a bereavement group for anyone who has experienced the loss of a love one - be it spouse, sibling, child, parent, or friend.  Share your experiences with others who walk the same path of loneliness, uncertainty, faith, and hope.  Life goes on, but the memories don't fade.  Meetings are held the first and third Saturday of the month at 9:00 am in the Parish Center Library.  Contact Judy Francois at 654-0937 for more information or bereavement support.

 

MEN’S Group

The Men’s Group meets every Wednesday morning for conversation, prayer and study. The group has been in existence for about 3 years and has anywhere from 12-15 men who attend. Each meeting starts off with coffee and conversation. The group comes together in brief prayer prior to discussing the day’s topic. The discussion topics vary. At times, the discussion can involve men’s spirituality. At other times the Sacraments, the Bible or current issues within the church. The discussions often are based upon a book or an article being read by the group. The members of the group vary in age, profession and education.

New members are always welcome. The group meets at 6:30 am each Wednesday morning in the first floor dining room of the Parish Center. Questions about the group can be directed to John Higgins at 262-697-3623

 

Mother’s Prayer & Study Group

This is a small faith-sharing group made up of moms and other interested adults. They meet on Thursday mornings. Childcare is offered. Contact Vanessa at 694-3448 for more information.

 

Safe Environment Education (S.E.E.) - formerly Virtus

This is a three part process for every volunteer and every parish employee who work with children. The first requirement is to attend an awareness session concerning child sexual abuse entitled: “Protecting God’s Children.” This typically runs 2-3 hours in length and is held in the evening and daytime at our parish and at multiple locations throughout the diocese. Educational sessions are listed online at www.archmil.org.

Each participant is also required to acknowledge receipt and sign the “Code of Ethical Standards for Church Leaders.”  Additionally, every participant must authorize the parish to complete both a national and statewide criminal background check. Background checks will be repeated as needed or every five years whichever comes first.  Continued employment and volunteerism is contingent on the compliance with each of these requirements.

 

Senior Citizens' Group

St. Mary Parish senior citizens group meets on the second Tuesday of the following months: September, October, November, December, March, April, and May at 12 noon in Bell Hall. They join in prayer, share a meal together, enjoy an occasional program, and socialize. Lunch costs $4.00, followed by a program. Membership is required and open to all seniors of Kenosha, but guests are always welcome. Dues are $2.00 a year.  Contact Judy Francois 654-0937